expectoration :

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  • n  the process of coughing up and spitting out
  • n  the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

  • There were bonfires on the Rhine hillsides, but no expectoration.
  • The object of the expectoration was to attract the urchin's attention and have him "date" the sister.
  • Brought to a crisis when the proprietress falls tragically in love with a convalescent young aviator, the story culminates with Actor Lunt's expectoration scene, after which he .

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